Next month, Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe will be celebrating 12 years of sobriety. The battle to fight substance abuse is no easy task, and we applaud everyone who makes an effort to improve their life for the better. Randy hitting 12 years is a remarkable achievement, and one that certainly deserves celebration!
Throughout the past, Blythe has been vocal regarding his struggles with substance abuse. During a recent interview with Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, Randy talked about his living a life absent of drugs and drinking, sharing (as transcribed by Blabbermouth): “It’s not attractive to sit up and fucking drink and snort coke and say a bunch of stupid shit with a bunch of morons when you’re 51. It’s just not. [Laughs] I haven’t had a hangover in over 11 years. I don’t know if I would survive one now.”
Blythe is then asked if he finds it tough to be on the road where others may be partying and partaking in alcoholic beverages. To this, Randy says: “No. Hell no, dude. Seeing people party and stuff, especially when they ‘party party’ and get stupid… I don’t judge, but it makes it more repulsive to me, ’cause I was, like, Jesus… I was pretty bad. Nobody looks cool when they’re wasted, so it just doesn’t appeal to me. And I have better things to do. I’m trying to do good things with my life — write books and do photography and shit like that. I can’t do that when I’m drunk. Plus, man, I drank enough. I did it for 22 years. I’m not gonna discover anything new in drugs and alcohol.”
Speaking to whether he is bothered by other people’s drinking around him, the Lamb Of God frontman shares the following:
“It doesn’t bother me. It only bothers me if they’re fucking wasted and saying stupid shit to me and then I run. But it doesn’t make me wanna do it, if that’s what you’re asking. It has the opposite effect. Seeing people drink does not bother me at all. The only thing that bothers me is when they’re hammered and in my face. But other than that, I don’t expect the rest of the world to behave… I can’t expect the rest of the world to behave in the way I do and not drink because not everybody’s an alcoholic like me. Some people are perfectly okay, and that’s no problem. God bless. Have a good time. But if you’re wasted and the ‘I love you, man’ starts, then I just dip out. It’s not a problem.”
We are super proud of you Randy! 12 years is a lot of work, and we are happy to see how much you are thriving! In other news related to celebrities speaking to sobriety – Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody says that Judas Priest’s Rob Halford provided him emotional support while Moody was seeking treatment for substance abuse. Back in July, Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe celebrated 21 years of being sober!